Introduction (blurb)[edit | edit source]

Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise have been sent to the planet Nador to participate in a watershed event: the Nadorians' first true election, to vote on whether or not to join the United Federation of Planets.

Supporting the Federation are the planet's joint rulers: Their Serene Highnesses Abon and Delor, Siamese twins joined at the spinal cord to represent the unity of the different tribes of Nador. But a shadowy group of fanatics wants nothing to do with the Federation, and will stop at nothing -- whether it be assassinating the princes or kidnapping Captain Kirk's nephew Peter -- to achieve their goals!

Kirk must work to stop the fanatics from wreaking havoc on Nador, and from harming his beloved nephew -- but even he may be hard-pressed to stem the tide of chaos when the princes' horrible secret is revealed!

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AbonTonia BarrowsChristine ChapelPavel ChekovDelorDocosFitzgeraldFoxGiottoHanorJames T. KirkPeter KirkKyleLloraLonalLeonard McCoyElizabeth PalmerPataalKevin RileyJanine RogetSylvan RogetMontgomery ScottSherwoodSinclairSpockHikaru SuluTraskUhura
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Lewis CarrollDeSalleGarrovickJohn GillAnton KaridianKhanAurelan KirkSam KirkKonstantinCarol MarcusDavid MarcusPeter PrestonRanger

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS EnterpriseUSS Potemkin
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USS Farragut

Locations[edit | edit source]

NadorRoyal Palace of Nador
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Amusement Park planetAntos IVDenevaEarthGemini constellation (Castor and Pollux) • Rigel VIStarbase 7

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanNadorianVulcan
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KlingonRomulan

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Nadorian Planetary CouncilStarfleetStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation CouncilStarfleet Academy

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

Black Plaguebloodcommunicatorcortical scannerDNAexoscalpelfood slotforce beamhyposprayintercomlightmedical tricordermissilephaserphoton torpedophysiostimulatorpsionic stormRichter cultural scaleshieldsspinestarshipstellar cartographysterile fieldsterilitesubcutaneous transpondertetralubisoltimetractor beamtransparent aluminumtransportertricorderturboliftviewscreenwheelchair

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

admiralcaptaincommissionercounselordiplomatensignlieutenantprinceprofessorwarriorwatch officer

Other references[edit | edit source]

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Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
Captain's Peril
Star Trek unnumbered novels Next story:
Garth of Izar
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Soliloquy
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Beneath the Skin
Pages 3-7
Previous Adventure:
Soliloquy
Pocket Next Adventure:
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
Chapters 7-11
Previous Adventure:
Soliloquy
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
The Doomsday Machine
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